I picked Ella up from school today and both her special ed teacher and her gen ed teacher were waiting to talk to me. Apparently Ella had a rough day. In my opinion it sounds like it was just an off day, it's not like she was screaming in class or beating up kids or anything just a serious of refusing to do stuff and lots of trips to the bathroom and some sitting and sucking her thumb and a whole lot of telling her teachers "I miss my mommy." Not huge things but definitely some things that she knows she is not supposed to do. This is the first time that they have brought anything negative to my attention so far this school year (except for the bathroom thing and turns out she is having some bladder issues, spasms to be exact.)
So why is it that I came home and cried? I get so frustrated. Part of my frustration is with the school. Part of my frustration is with Ella, mostly in that she can't tell me why she had a cruddy day. And most of my frustration is with my self. Why do I get so upset....well because I cannot help but think that they will use this day against us at the IEP meeting next month to say that gen ed isn't working. Is it realistic to say that after one day? I don't know? Some of the things that were said at the meetings we had before school started have me on edge and a lot of what they said let me know that they thought this much gen ed time was a bad idea. I understand that days like today need to not happen. I really do. I don't know what the answer is. I wish that the kid had an aide, with an aide I think the teachers wouldn't feel the pressure and I would at least know what goes on at school. Ugh. It's just been a crappy day.
Here are my kiddos tonight after dinner.....
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